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Fully loaded brake caliper

Why shops install a fully loaded brake caliper on every brake job A typical brake caliper lasts about 150,000 miles. After that, the rubber components deteriorate. The square cut O-ring loses it elastic properties which causes the caliper piston to remain extended. The rubber caliper piston dust boot cracks and tears, allowing moisture into the piston/bore area, which causes corrosion. And, the caliper slide pin boots fail, allowing water into the pin bores, which causes the pins to seize. The shop should replace a brake caliper if it’s leaking, has … Read More

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